Content Based Language Learning

Content Based Language Learning (CBLL) is an approach to language teaching that focuses not on the language itself, but rather on what is being taught through the language; that is, the language becomes the medium through which something new is learned. 

This methodology is well suited to Indonesia where relatively few Indonesians speak English; this can be a barrier to many professions, particularly in tourism.  English language education in Indonesian schools begins in Middle School from age 12.

The Foundation’s CBLL curriculum, created specifically for primary school age children, focuses on developing critical thinking, confidence, and collaboration, enhancing each child’s problem-solving skills.  Academic evidence shows that CBLL is the foundation for productive livelihoods and improved long-term economic outcomes.

The Foundation’s curriculum features lessons focused on educating the children in science, language, arts, health, nutrition and well-being, including topics covering water, local environment, transport, time, the night sky and crafts.

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